After Las Vegas Aces star Liz Cambage accused Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller of bringing up her weight in order to get a favorable call from a referee, Miller has apologized.
Cambage posted a lengthy story on her Instagram on Sunday night, saying Miller tried to get a referee to call a foul in the Sun’s favor in that night’s game by mentioning her weight.
According to Cambage, Miller remarked to the referee something along the lines of: “‘C’mon, she’s 300 pounds.'”
In her Instagram post, Cambage corrected him, saying she is 6-foot-8 and 235 pounds — because she just weighed herself so she can be “right” and have “all the facts” — and that she is “very proud of being a big b—-.”
“I will never let a man disrespect me, ever, ever, ever, especially a little white one,” Cambage said, adding later, “Don’t ever try to disrespect me or another woman in the league.”
Miller issued a statement Monday morning, apologizing to Cambage and the Aces organization.
“I made an inappropriate and offensive comment in reference to Liz Cambage’s height and weight. I regret what I said in the heat of the moment and want to sincerely apologize to Liz and the entire Aces organization. I understand the gravity of my words and have learned from this,” Miller said.
Cambage asks if this is how coaches operate during games from the sideline, unhappy that she was unable to do anything because it was during a game and she was simply “doing my job.”
The WNBA All-Star said she talks trash during games, but that she considers it different because it is between players. “But for a coach for another team, to be yelling, like, protected abuse. Because we can’t do nothing back. It’s just crazy to me,” Cambage said.